French Malbec: A Wine Tasting

Dark, easy to love, and even easier to drink, the Malbec grape has found untold popularity in Argentina, while many seem to overlook its origins in France.

Today, February 25th, we will be tasting four Malbecs, all from France.

We will explore two from its home in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southern France, and two from the Loire Valley in the north, where the grape has been grown for centuries under the local name Côt.

The tasting is from 12noon-3pm and is free for friends.

Cheers!

Wine Tasting: The Beauty of Beaujolais

Beaujolais is the underdog in Burgundy’s red wine scene. Made from the Gamay grape, the often juicy and autumn-spiced light reds are perfect for fall flavors (especially the Thanksgiving table).

These will be the focus of this Saturday’s wine tasting: The beauty of Beaujolais! Continue reading Wine Tasting: The Beauty of Beaujolais

Wine Tasting: Natural Wines from Italy

Clean. Fun. Real.

Some of the most delicious wines in the world are made without using chemicals in the vineyard, without adding yeast, or sugar, or acid, and without a huge aggressive filtering process.

This will be the focus of this Saturday’s wine tasting: Natural wines from a part of the world that cares as much about enjoying the deliciousness of wine as they do about nature. Continue reading Wine Tasting: Natural Wines from Italy

Wine Tasting: Pre Labor Day Tasting of California Wines

This Saturday, September 2, as harvest begins all over the world and cool weather starts to set in, we thought we might open some wines that fit the zeitgeist.

We will be tasting from two California wineries: one of the old guard, and one of the new movement. Continue reading Wine Tasting: Pre Labor Day Tasting of California Wines

Wine Tasting: Empordàlia

This Saturday, August 20, we will be tasting four wines from Empordàlia, a small natural-farming co-op on the northern Mediterranean coast of Spain.

We will be tasting their white, rosé, and red, as well as a not-too-sweet sherry-style moscatell! Continue reading Wine Tasting: Empordàlia

#FAF Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting: Fancy

Every Saturday, we open up a few wines to showcase what we bring into the shop. Usually the tastings will have a theme, something like: “French Wines” or “Reds from Southern Italy” or “Wines to have with Meats from the Grill”.

But sometimes, when you’ve had a long week or are just feeling special, you want something FANCY. You want a wine that says “you’ve waited long enough, it’s time to open me up”. A wine that is all gold everything. Continue reading #FAF Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting: Three Italian Reds

Italy is one of the most diverse, complicated, and interesting wine-producing countries in the world.
The peninsula has more than 120 varieties NATIVE to it, and nearing 400 different wine regions.

This Saturday, join us for an ongoing exploration of Italian wines. we will be tasting three Italian reds: one from the north, one from central Italy, and one from the south.

Tasting is free in the shop from 1pm to 3pm-ish.

Wine Tasting: Three Italian Reds

A Renaissance romance, Lucifer falling from heaven, and snacks: This week’s wine tasting.

Italy is one of the most diverse, complicated, and interesting wine-producing countries in the world.
The peninsula has more than 120 varieties NATIVE to it and nearing 400 different wine regions.

This Saturday, join us for an ongoing exploration of Italian wines. we will be tasting three Italian reds: one from the north, one from central Italy, and one from the south.

Tasting is free in the shop from 1pm to 3pm-ish.
Continue reading Wine Tasting: Three Italian Reds